Recently, I came across this question. The grammar was in need of desperate help and so I suggested an edit. This question definitely does not belong on SE and is more appropriate for SO (even though I don't see it getting many answers there either). So, should I still be suggesting edits when I know that it will most likely be closed?

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    I edit deleted answers / closed questions all the time cause I can't stand it when people forget to format their code blocks.
    – jamylak
    Commented Apr 30, 2013 at 10:21
  • @jamylak: You edit deleted answers... Really?
    – Aditya
    Commented Apr 30, 2013 at 10:23
  • @Aditya - In Stack Overflow.
    – Himanshu
    Commented Apr 30, 2013 at 10:24
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    @hims056: I get that, he has 20k+ rep over there, so he can watch and edit deleted answers. But does he really edit them? It's just a waste of time IMHO... :)
    – Aditya
    Commented Apr 30, 2013 at 10:26
  • @Aditya Oh right I thought this question was aboout editing a question in general
    – jamylak
    Commented Apr 30, 2013 at 10:46
  • @Aditya It's usually just a CTRL-K
    – jamylak
    Commented Apr 30, 2013 at 12:22
  • @jamylak: Right.. But.... :)
    – Aditya
    Commented Apr 30, 2013 at 12:39

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There's no point editing an off-topic question on Meta. It will be closed and deleted very quickly (as has happened).

If a question is likely to be closed but you believe you can improve it, and possibly save it from being closed or help to re-open if it does get closed, then you should definitely edit.

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    Can't stress the last sentence enough; this is what your decision to edit should be based on. Ask yourself what impact your edit would make, if it's merely grammar on a completely off-topic question then don't waste your time.
    – MarioDS
    Commented Apr 30, 2013 at 10:30
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    P.S. That question is not appropriate for Stack Overflow. It just asks someone to provide code and barely explains what they're trying to achieve. Commented Apr 30, 2013 at 10:30
  • Thanks, that explains it very well.
    – Divi
    Commented Apr 30, 2013 at 11:28
  • P.S. I only mentioned SO, because the question talks about pagination. I know that it is not appropriate to ask for code :)
    – Divi
    Commented Apr 30, 2013 at 11:29

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